Chairman Jetwings hotels
President SKAL International
Chancellor of Nelson Mandela University
Chairperson Curro & Famous Brands, Board member : Telkom SA & Tiger brands (10 richest person in South Africa)
President, International Council of Tourism Partners
Board member World Tourism Forum Lucerne
Investment opportunities in Mauritius:
The Government of Mauritius, through the Smart City Scheme, is offering a plethora of opportunities to global investors to share in the vision of Mauritius in creating intelligent, innovative and sustainable cities of tomorrow
Blessed with sunshine all year round, as well as a coastline that is bathed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is ‘the place to be’. Ever since the promulgation of a more liberal property market, Mauritius has gained rising popularity with the internationally mobile community comprising HNWIs and influential business personalities.
Tourism in Mauritius is one of the fastest growing sectors with an average growth rate of more than 8% over the past years. Sites are available for the development of luxurious hotels to accomodate the growing arrivals of tourists from new and emerging markets
High class business Hotels:
The Air Corridor connecting Africa and Asia and a dominant investment in advanced technology has further cemented the country’s status as an empowered regional business and financial hub. This has propelled the existing business hotels to new heights and has opened significant scope for the growth of business tourism. Undeniably, the development of high-class business hotels is a highly lucrative area with untapped potentials.
Mauritius’ stunning natural marine assets are drawcards to attract marine tourists and to further diversify the tourism offering. The development of luxurious residential units has witnessed a large number of HNWIs acquiring yachts and super yachts for their leisure activities. Mauritius has thus tremendous potential to become a heaven for marine leisure activities.
Eco tourism and eco-friendly destinations have become catch phrases in the tourism industry. With the ambition of government to smooth out tourism seasonality, new avenues in the eco-tourism sector are being explored.
Mauritius is endowed with multifaceted attractions such as mountains, parks, valleys, rivers, sandy beaches, glorious traditions, flora and fauna. The country thus offers fantastic opportunities for eco-tourism development in terms of chalet residences, hiking, trekking, quad biking, mountaineering, bird and dolphin watching
Competitive medical prices, a safe judiciary framework as well as support from highly skilled multilingual professionals in specialised areas and the growing demand for medical services have created opportunities for global investors to invest in this business segment. The island also offers opportunities for investors to set up facilities for recovering patients
Hospitality and gaming consortia suitable for both business and leisure travellers comprising state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, casinos, themed attractions, entertainment & performance venues and recreational facilities. Hotels and retail have the potential to create an industry for the domestic demand and a growing number of tourists.
Amusement parks are some of the most popular tourist attractions throughout the world. In Mauritius, there is an identified niche waiting to be filled for such attractions. With the increasing number of tourist arrivals, innovation is necessary for a constant rejuvenation of the existing tourist attractions.
- Francois Baird
- Former Chairman of Edelman Africa
- CEO Baird CMC
- (South Africa and USA)
- Leslie Choudhury
- Communication & Tourism Expert (Singapore)
- Omar Ben Yedder
- Managing Director of IC Publications Ltd UK
- Publisher of African Business
- Africa Bankers and New African Women.
- Sen M. Ramsamy
- Managing Director
- Tourism Business Intelligence
- Vanilla Islands/Africa/Middle East
- Ibrahim Ayoub
- CEO Daiichi Display
- President Skal International Mauritius
ITIC will group the leading voices, luminaries, policy-makers and high net worth individuals from across the tourism sector globally. The Conference will contribute towards shaping and driving the industry forward in a sustainable manner conducive to harmonious socio-economic development in various destinations.
It will stimulate new partnerships among stakeholders and prompt a new dynamism through networking and sharing of information. Delegates will also get acquainted with the latest and upcoming global tourism trends and be exposed to sustainable tourism investment initiatives across the world, with a special focus on Day 2 on Africa and Island Destinations which are on the rise. It will also provide insights into new investment concepts and business models to drive new tourism projects to the next level, worthy of the expectations of the travellers of tomorrow.
The conference has a unique position on the market due to the maturity and high-level experience of its key drivers. It is developed as a tourism industry event, shaped by well-known stakeholders with a view to ensuring that it mirrors the key topics of interest for the travel, tourism and hospitality sector.
The conference will be attended by:
- Heads of State
- Tourism Ministers
- International institutions and policy-makers
- Destination Management Companies
- Hotel Chains
- Airline companies
- Tourism Projects Owners
- International tour operators
- Fintech and Advanced Technology service providers
- Private Equity Firms and Institutional Investors
- Venture Capitalists
Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in:
- Plenary sessions
- Multilateral and bilateral business meetings
Delegates will have access to:
- Development finance opportunities for project owners
- Public officials responsible for the implementation of tourism projects
- Networking sessions where projects of national importance will be presented
- Business links with international partners